firm yellow tomatoes
salt & freshly ground black pepper
garlic clove, finely chopped
freshly grated parmesan cheese
freshly chopped parsley, for garnish
- Wash the tomatoes. Slice off stem end and scoop out insides. Sprinkle shells with salt and pepper and turn upside down to drain for 30 minutes.
- Preheat oven to 350.
- When drained, dry shells inside and out. Sprinkle a little chopped garlic in each shell. Break one egg into each tomato. Beat together tomato puree, cream, and thyme. Spoon evenly over the eggs. Sprinkle with cheese and arrange the tomatoes in a buttered ovenproof dish. Bake at 350 for 30 minutes, or longer until eggs are set.
- While eggs are cooking, cut bread into rounds. Toast and lightly butter each round. Once the eggs are set, arrange one tomato on each toast round. Sprinkle with chopped parsley and serve at once.